Thoughts On Oblivion

To fade into oblivion is to be forgotten
Like a piece of rancid meat that has been spoiled rotten
Or maybe like a older child when a new is born
To fade into oblivion must fill a heart with scorn

To fade into oblivion like the star of yesteryear
Outshined by a new icon, resigned to fates unclear
When faded to oblivion one must have to ask
What was it that I did to allow my time to pass?

To fade into oblivion like a prisoner chained in sin
Awaiting like the sun the time when he shall rise again
To fade into oblivion what a scary thought
I knew some friends who went there but their names I’ve now forgot

To fade into oblivion, it must be cold and dark
It was captured in a painting once, now a forgotten work of art
To fade into oblivion is like drowning out at sea
Some will fade into oblivion but some will not be me.

by Jouri Frazer

Comments (3)

the Church of 'S. Miniato al Monte': wonderful church, wonderful view on Firenze..
O crowned by God with thorns and pain! Mother of Christ! O mystic wife! My heart is weary of this life And over-sad to sing again. Beautiful writing.
Italian text: ________ San Miniato Guarda, sono salito lungo il fianco Dal monte fino a questa santa casa Di Dio, ove l'Angelo Pittore Vide schiudersi un giorno il paradiso, E mise in trono sull'argentea luna La candita Regina della Grazia: Maria! potessi vedere il tuo cuore, Mai troppo presto verrebbe la morte. Oh tu, cui Dio cinse di spine e doglia! Madre di Cristo! Tu, mistica sposa! Il mio cuore è già stanco della vita. E troppo afflitto per cantare ancora. Oh Tu, cui Dio cinse d'amore e fiamma! Oh Tu, da Cristo coronata Santa! Oh ascolta, prima che il sole riveli Al mondo la mia colpa e la vergogna.